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1 month ago
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North Carolina opens access to overdose reversal drug

North Carolina becomes the third state to provide unlimited access to a prescription drug that's already saved more than 2,000 people statewide who were overdosing on heroin, OxyContin or other opium-based drugs.
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1 month ago
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Bill to ease access to overdose drug goes to McCrory’s desk

Gov. Pat McCrory will now have the ability to approve widespread access to a prescription drug already known to have reversed more than 2,000 overdoses of heroin or other opium-based drugs in North Carolina.
Heroin
2 months ago
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Pender County Sheriff: Violent crime decreasing, heroin use increasing

The Pender County Sheriff's Office is seeing less violent crime in the area, but more heroin use.
Senators back order for opioid overdose fighter
3 months ago
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Senators back order for opioid overdose fighter

North Carolina's health director says a statewide standing prescription for a drug that can block potentially fatal overdoses of heroin or OxyContin could save scores of additional lives annually.
Naloxone
4 months ago
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Boiling Spring Lakes Police save woman’s life with Naloxone

Officers in Boiling Spring Lakes used Naloxone for the first time over the weekend.
Wilmington Police
4 months ago
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First Wilmington police officer saves life using Naloxone

The quick response of a Wilmington Police officer and Naloxone are being credited with saving the life of a 34-year-old woman.
Naloxone
6 months ago
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Deputy credited with saving woman with heroin antidote

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says issuing a narcotic overdose antidote to its patrol deputies has already saved a life.
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8 months ago
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Brunswick Co. deputies to carry life-saving drug

An injection that could instantly save a person overdosing on drugs will soon be in the hands of Brunswick County Deputies.
Heroin overdose on rise, antidote could save lives
2 years ago
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Heroin overdose on rise, antidote could save lives

As heroin addiction rises, so do concerns about deadly overdoses. US Attorney General Eric Holder says with heroin overdoses increasing by 45% between 2006 and 2010, something needs to be done to combat this deadly drug.